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I had my first eisode of a fib at 25. I am now 69.; It took a while for the ablation to be offered. however I knew in my heart that is what I needed. after medication, cardio version that pt me in NSR for about 10 minutes. they finally did the ablation. actually 2 of them. 5 years ago they did one and cured the fib. then before they woke me up I went into flutter and they re did the procedure for that. I was fine. stayed in hospital overnight. had a little Heart burn. I am still on Xeralto to prevent posible stroke should the fib return. but am doing fine. just started a new job
Shanfraz, January 3, 2019 8:16am EST
Has your heart been stable throughout your life. I’m on meta propel and wonder what the possible long term affects can be. Your thoughts would be appreciated on long term a fib.
Thumper2, January 4, 2019 7:49am EST
Shanfraz, I'll give you my usual advice: medications like metoprolol may make your AFib "manageable," but your heart may be deteriorating in other ways. IMHO, ablations are the best route to NSR. I wish I'd seen an electrophysiologist much sooner and had my ablations much sooner. They might have worked. All the best,
Shanfraz, January 4, 2019 6:45pm EST
Thank you. I will look into the electro doc. I wanted to check into this avenue but my cardiac doc never has brought electro up. I try to keep active pushing heartrate to keep my heart active which my doc said is fine up to about 135. Only on small dose of metrpropol but always felt anything can impact my heart function. Wishing and praying your NSR continues.
Jeanamo815, January 5, 2019 10:58am EST
Hello, Shanfraz! Judy has given you some good advice from her own experience. I hope you will see an electrophysiologist who can evaluate your case and recommend any medicines or treatment that are indicated. A-fib affects each of us differently...and a good electrophysiologist is the doctor who will know what is best for you. We're glad to have you in the forum and hope you will continue to let us know how you are doing.
Wishing you the best,
(My A-Fib Experience Community Leader)